Stephen M. Carlisle
Consumer Bankruptcy Externship Clinic
B.A., University of Miami
J.D., George Washington University Law School
Stephen M. Carlisle has practiced in the area of copyright and entertainment law in Florida for 24 years. Mr. Carlisle has represented recording artists with more than 18 gold and 12 platinum albums to their credit, including members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Outlaws, Miami Sound Machine and the estate of jazz legend Jaco Pastorius. He has also represented film actors, directors and production companies, whose credits include “Striptease” and “Shrek 2”, as well as playwrights, models and local radio and television personalities.
In addition to his law practice, Mr. Carlisle is a published author on copyright law and is an Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University School of Music, having taught courses in copyright law, artist management and legal issues for entertainers. He drafted the majority of the current section of Florida Statutes which protects the rights of child actors and performers. In 2010-2011 he was the Chair of the Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section of the Florida Bar, marking the second time he has been elected to that position.
He was awarded a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Miami in 1981, and a Juris Doctor from the National Law Center at George Washington University in 1987. During law school he was a legal intern with the United States Copyright Office and won the 1987 Giles Sutherland Rich National Moot Court Competition in Intellectual Property.